Tourism and Hotel Professional Development

Discuss about the Tourism and Hotel Professional Development.

In order to be successful in the career, it is important to plan for everything and then accordingly take the actions. I think that better planning leads to better career growth. That’s the reason, I have always plan for my career and then move accordingly. I believe that panning process is the most significant, as it includes all the actions. I think that understanding one’s own goals and then setting short term and long term plan helped me in successfully moving in my career. Challenges do occur in your career, but a back plan needs to be prepared or one should be able to take proper decisions in life (Brooks, Waters and Pimlott-Wilson 2011).

The ability to take the responsibility of one’s own career and life selection is important in present society. It is true that in present time, one will be highly responsible for taking their own skill development and lifelong learning all round their career. The lifetime employment notion with the company is highly outdated. In the 21st century organizations, the security of employment is heavily dependent on the acquisition of various work related experiences, continuity to learn new things, and build a strong skill portfolio, and finally developing the huge knowledge base one could provide the prospective employers (Brooks, Waters and Pimlott-Wilson 2011). This paper will present the self-reflection of the student undertaking tourism and hotel professional development course and according their goal setting and career plans will be discussed. This report will also make a comparison between the career, career management as well as career success.

My career

I had an interest to pursue my career in the field of tourism and hospitality so I complete my bachelor’s degree in hotel management. I am a very ambitious person, and dream of doing something big. I had an ambition that after completing my course, I will start my own business of hotel. In order to do, I had made many plans, which are both short term and long term, as this will be my ladder in achieving my goals (Brooks, Waters and Pimlott-Wilson 2011). My goal is quite specific that in the coming few years, I will open my own hotel business, through which I will offer world class facilities to guest coming from both local and global market. My goal will be measurable, as I will work over it step by step like exploring the market, learning basic of business, customer’s preferences, collecting the resources, etc (Cox 2005). My goal will even be achievable, because I am not seeing something that I will achieve in a single day, rather it will take time and lot of planning. I will even prepare a backup options that could be considered when issues will occur. My goal will be reliable and I will set a time limit of its completion (Cox 2005).

Career success as well as fit in the person environment had attained an important attention in the studies of the work environment. This had happened due to the fact that general recognition that all these concepts holds significant implications for all the individual behaviours and work results and both impact the process of implementation of the psychological employment contract (Dewey 1933). By considering the economic and technological changes around the world, the career nature or the manner in which people actually pursue their careers is changing. The changing environment of work such as with the coming of technological innovation help in making people explore the enhancing complexity in their modern career. Individuals who failed in adapting the career complexity mainly gets fail in having a good career (Eraut 1994). All business require to enhance the organizational management for the purpose of attaining and sustaining the competitive benefits over the period of time. Managing the people in the organization is considered as one of the managerial job. In order to have the effective human resource management, one should lead the company towards continuous organizational competitive benefits (Eraut 1994).

While the organization pay their attention towards setting and implementing the programs related to career management, individuals can even develop their career, without even waiting for the career development help through the organization. Individuals who emphasize over the occupational goals often prefer to have the long term career development and even demand for the success in their career (Eraut 1994). Individual management of career that is also known as career self-management is depicted as important in the career success of employees (Freire 1972).

Goal setting

Starting with, on should explore the job and company that could support and add on in leadership tool kit and even help in progressing towards fulfilling career goals (Helyer 2015). They should be subtle and important and thing about the process. It can be mentioned that, one require building the credibility through doing job in proper way (Gibbs 1998). Beyond meeting the job goal, one needs to become self-leader. While setting goals, I believe that employment goals need to be set after completion of hotel professional development course (Butterfield 2010).

Previously, we mentioned about setting goals. In this case, my goal is to have my own hotel. But I will ensure that before that I could get a job after completion of my apprenticeship (Helyer 2010). After completing the training, there are many graduates that look towards employment. Before going for the job, one should decide what type of job one want to have and where they want to actually work. On the other side, one should emphasize over the search (Butterfield 2010). Ideally, it can be mentioned that job one seek should be linked with the personal goals and long term career goals (Butterfield 2010).

There are some people who are only interested in getting the job. In that case they apply for the job, without even considering their own skills as well as experience, interest and goals. There are few people, whose only motive is to get the job, without even considering the skills, goal, interest and experience related to it (Butterfield 2010). This process is highly bound with the frustration. It is important to understand that, before applying for the job at high level, one needs to be highly qualified and turn down when they get discourage. It is also important to understand that one might apply for the job for which they are highly overqualified (Butterfield 2010). One can never get hired as the employers think that one will not stay at the job for long time, but one can get hired and can become bored due to the lack of challenges in work. If one work at the job, which they actually don’t enjoy, one can suffer through the increasing stress (Butterfield 2010).

In my long term, I believe that I should focus on my skills, interest and ability and work over it. There are many believe that they don’t possess skills, due to the limited experience of job. There are many other things that due to the making changes in career, they had very few skills of importance for the new goals (Barnett 1997).

I also believe that I need to focus on transferable skills. Transferable skills are those type of skills that one learn while setting and that can apply in various situations. While preparing inventory, one need to stress over transferable skills unless the skills become directly important for the current employment goals (Gray 2001). In order to meet the short and long term goals of career. For taking the approach of goal setting in the career is quite important. It is better to think for the next ten years and think what one wants to be in their career in coming time. It is always good to think about the experience and skills one require to attain for the purpose of accomplishing the goals and permit to stress over one another at a single period of time (Gray 2001). Below is the table that depicts the career goals, experience, skills and timeliness.


Career Goal

Need experience and skills

1-2 years

Entire apprenticeship and attaining red seal

Finishing the technical training & hour along with attaining experience over entire stations.

4-5 years

Chef position in the popular restaurant

Experience of 2-3 years in common environment  along with supervisory training

6-7 years

Position of chef in the popular restaurant

Experience of 2-3 years as the chef along with management training

10 years

Open our own restaurant

Experience of 2-3 years as the chef along with business courses

It can be analysed that thinking about the goal support in planning the steps. The ultimate career goal is to become the executive chef in the large goal, and then afterwards spend the years working over it within the small bistros and that will be the next plan (Gray 2007). However, by owing the small hotel is the main goal, attaining the experience in the common places will be quite advantageous than working in the other hotel (Helyer 2007).


It can be concluded that for fulfilling the goals, it is important to plan and take every things properly. This report includes the self-reflection of career and education. This report also includes about short and long term goals that is required for fulfilling the objective.


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